More homes planned for Baltic Triangle

Iliad Group has submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council for 200 apartments aimed at families, on a cleared site bounded by Simpson Street and Blundell Street.

The two blocks of between seven and nine storeys within the Baltic Triangle would include a mix of two and three bedroom flats, with 4,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor. The apartments would be supported by 116 car parking spaces and 200 cycle spaces.

The massing and materials in the design, by Tim Groom Architects, is intended to “read true to the mixed-cluster nature of the Triangle”, according to the documents submitted with the planning application.

The scheme was previously set to be up to 15 storeys high, but was lowered after pre-planning meetings with the council.

Songbird, an Iliad special purpose vehicle, is the applicant behind the project.

The Planning Studio is advising on the proposal.

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Why have they shrunk the plans? What was said?

By tricky

Impact on the Maritime City World Heritage Site maybe? Probably a good thing, 15 storey towers would give the area the wrong feel.

By zebith

Absolute joke of a decision to appease the Heritage Lobby no doubt

By Jim

More rubbish anywhere apartments for Liverpool.

By Ra

A little bit “anywhere”, agreed. But I’d take 9 stories of “anywhere” over 15 stories of it, and they’re far from the worst I’ve seen.

By zebith

A park here would be wonderful, would really add to the area and make the city centre far more credible as a desirable place to live. But this is Britain; Grimpool no less and it won’t happen.

Steel and glass soulless box anyone? Yes please pal.

By Zenith

Is that a cut and paste (Zenith) from a Manchester Sackville Street article lol…
Plenty of space here with the Queens and Kings Dock basins…
Good to see Baltic continuing to develop but materials in keeping?…. the images don’t show that… colours look wrong and… out of character… but maybe a poor image…?

By Alfie

Who on earth is going to want to live in this council looking block?


All modern proposals in Liverpool lack ambition.

By Augusta

Not the new proposals for the Paddington area at Low Hill, they’re good AND ambitious….

By Alfie

You can’t put everything anywhere. . but yes, sometimes you end up with anywhere… but hopefully not TOO often.

By Alfie

Good to see more residential development going on here; there is so much open space available around the Promenade, Albert Dock, Chevasse Park that residents will love living here. It feels like in Liverpool the leisure infrastructure is there to make it a great place to live – they just need to keep building more homes!

Thank goodness this isn’t a soulless office block.

By zebith

Yes it’s a run down area but I don’t think filling it up with cheap looking flats is the answer.

By Anan

It’s not a run-down area as such, it’s a former dockland/industrial area with a high tech cluster and cool vibe right next to one of the most amazing places in the whole of England… the Liverpool Waterfront!

By Alfie

Run down ??? not the last time i looked. up and coming

By David

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